What's the Tea with Sky Club's Tea???

Old Jun 14, 22, 2:05 am
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Angry What's the Tea with Sky Club's Tea???

Okay, I searched and searched dl.com, dlnewshub, etc. and cannot find an update on this.

As a tea drinker, I was extremely pleased to find this surprise on the ORD Sky Club's offering:



I confirmed what I saw on my stop (SLC) and upon arrival to LAX. All Harney's. All brand new boxes.

Heck, I was so happy, I tweeted the pic, which got liked by a "Mike Harney" and by Harney's twitter account (they retweeted it).



Welp, two weeks later, at LAX and at MSP, the tea selection was back to a hodgepodge of Tazo, Pure Leaf. The Harney's boxes were completely gone. Poof. Removed.

What. Gives???
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Old Jun 14, 22, 9:26 am
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What. Gives???
supplies of everything are inconsistent.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 2:11 pm
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Aww, that's good tea. Too bad I missed it!
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Old Jun 14, 22, 7:47 pm
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Tazo is awful. Do not use their products if you prefer uncontaminated t bags.
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Old Jun 15, 22, 6:07 am
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If you are really a "tea person" you know you have to travel with your own tea.
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Old Jun 15, 22, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by Orange County Commuter View Post
If you are really a "tea person" you know you have to travel with your own tea.
Exactly and I travel with Harney & Sons Tea!
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Old Jun 17, 22, 3:41 am
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Originally Posted by Orange County Commuter View Post
If you are really a "tea person" you know you have to travel with your own tea.
Yes, thanks, Mom. Duly noted. Do you also need to see my collapsible travel kettle to attest to my bona fide "tea person" badge?



[And, yes. I am partial to Twinings' Earl Grey. I believe Harney's a very decent substitute. Tazo was engineered for crass palates and Pure Leaf is pure... yeah).
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Old Jun 17, 22, 9:11 am
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Maybe the Harney tea went on intl biz class flights so you have a nice selection when flying to the EU?
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Old Jun 17, 22, 9:16 am
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SEA SkyClub seems to have plenty of the good stuff


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Old Jun 23, 22, 8:41 am
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Boy, oh boy… the situation keeps deteriorating at LAX’s flagship SC.

I walked in this morning to find the following monstrosity replacing Tazo and Pure Leaf:



Swill, tea version.
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Originally Posted by emancj View Post
Boy, oh boy… the situation keeps deteriorating at LAX’s flagship SC.

I walked in this morning to find the following monstrosity replacing Tazo and Pure Leaf:

Swill, tea version.
That's Sysco foodservice house brand
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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:15 am
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I don't think the blanket excuse of "supply chain" it going to cut it anymore pretty soon.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Orange County Commuter View Post
If you are really a "tea person" you know you have to travel with your own tea.
I genuinely did not know how many other people do this too. (Mine is a ragtag mix of different brands and teas, depending on what kind of mood I'm in.) One of my co-workers actually traveled with a tea kettle (not the thing you put in a cup to boil water, an actual electric kettle), but I thought that was a bit much.

Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
I don't think the blanket excuse of "supply chain" it going to cut it anymore pretty soon.
IDK, I'm still having all sorts of problems finding random things, the latest being a prescription medication that nobody seems to have gotten a supply of in the last several weeks.

At the start of the pandemic when everyone else was hoarding toilet paper, I ordered a year's supply of tea.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 1:15 pm
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At the start of the pandemic when everyone else was hoarding toilet paper, I ordered a year's supply of tea.
Best step to reduce impact of potential supply issues …
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Old Jun 23, 22, 9:55 pm
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Originally Posted by emancj View Post
Yes, thanks, Mom. Duly noted. Do you also need to see my collapsible travel kettle to attest to my bona fide "tea person" badge?



[And, yes. I am partial to Twinings' Earl Grey. I believe Harney's a very decent substitute. Tazo was engineered for crass palates and Pure Leaf is pure... yeah).
Wow... I'd like to see that collapsible tea kettle!
My big peeve is tea served in coffee-tasting mugs. Ugh.
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